This porcelain and 18k gold vessel was handmade by Andrew Casto in 2020. It is a one-of-a-kind.
The artist explains his work, "My current body of work involves an investigation into extant negative forces in our lives and to what degree the phenomenological ramifications of stress shape us physically, mentally, and emotionally. The formal language present in this analysis is based on a material study of geologic processes translated into ceramic and mixed media objects, often referencing historical vessel form. I seek a purposeful link between macrocosmic environmental change and interruptions in our otherwise routine existence"
Born in Ohio, Casto is a ceramic artist who lives and works in Iowa City. He was the 2011 MJD fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Art in Helena, Montana; a recipient of a 2015 Emerging Artist award by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA); and a finalist for the 2017 Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize with Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London. His work has been exhibited internationally in Spain, Croatia, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Belgium, China, Switzerland, France, and Japan.
Porcelain and 18k Gold Lusters
45.7 x 33 x 19 cm